After 20 years, designer brand finally cast dark skinned models for runway show.
It’s time designers embody the importance of color on the runway. We aren’t talking about color pallets chosen for their collection, but the models selected to walk runway shows.
Designer brand Comme des Garçons has finally decided to welcome inclusivity to designer shows.
After more than 20 years, the brands creative director Rei Kawakubo hired dark-skinned models their latest collection. According to Elle.com (https://www.elle.com/uk/fashion/news/a42073/comme-des-garcons-finally-cast-black-models-in-its-show/ ) Four of the 16 models who walked in the fall 2018 showcase were black, with two black models getting the coveted opening and closing spots.
The last time Comme de Garçons featured a black model was for their fall 1994 show with model Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin, according to Elle.
With the fashion industry being more inclusive and embracing diversity on the runway, one would think this monumental moment wouldn’t have only begun in 2018.
The day where a diverse runway is seen as the norm, will be the day the fashion industry has taken a revolutionary turn towards making a change in society. Fashion is a reflection of the society we live and being inclusive is the mission.
So black models...